On Thursday, New Zealand will play Bangladesh in the third and final T20I of the series. With one game remaining in the season, New Zealand has already secured their seventh series victory by winning the first two games. Despite the absence of key players, the Kiwis have performed admirably during the tournament. They’d like to finish the series and the summer on a high note.
On the other hand, Bangladesh is on the edge of yet another whitewash in this tour after being thrashed 3-0 by the hosts. After a disastrous 66-run loss in the first T20I, they started well and played well in the second, but rain spoiled their party in the middle, and they eventually lost by 28 runs (D/L method). They hope to end the tour on a winning note with just one game remaining in the season.
During the match in Auckland, scattered thunderstorms are predicted. Since heavy rain is forecast for the entire day, it seems unlikely that Eden Park will host a full 20-overs-a-side match.
At night, the temperature will likely drop to around 18 degrees Celsius, with humidity levels hovering around 82%.
A high-scoring game is anticipated in Auckland, with the bowlers facing a difficult task. Although the ground’s dimensions work against batters, pacers can have the ball swinging and bouncing early on. There isn’t much turn on offer from the spinners, so the batters are likely to go for the shorter boundaries. With 180 being par at the site, both teams will look to chase after winning the toss.
Tim Southee (c), Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen, Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett
Mahmudullah (c), Liton Das (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mohammad Mithun, Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam
New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 3rd T20I Dream 11:
Glenn Phillips (c), Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen (wk), Martin Guptill, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Daryl Mitchell, Afif Hossain, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Taskin Ahmed
Winning the toss
Mahmudullah (Bangladesh), Devon Conway (New Zealand)
Nasum Ahmed (Bangladesh), Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand)
Mohammad Naim (Bangladesh), Martin Guptill (New Zealand)
Player of the Match
Team Scores Batting First
Bangladesh 160+, New Zealand 200+
In the second T20I in Napier, Bangladesh pushed New Zealand harder, but it felt like New Zealand had another couple of gears to go up if needed. We hope the Tigers will beat the Black Caps in New Zealand one day, but we don’t expect this game to be the one in which they break their duck. Let’s bet with baji.live now to win BIG!